The Town of Aurora invites you to register for EAST, a competitive swim club that uses swimming as a pathway to excellence in and out of the water. Swimmers will learn four competitive strokes and techniques as well as age-appropriate race strategies.
East Aurora Swim Team is for swimmers ages 5 (who swim without a floatation device) to age 18.
WHERE: Aurora Community Pool, Olean and South Streets
DATES: June 27 - August 5, 2022
Senior: Mon-Fri; 6:30am-9:00am
Blue: Mon-Fri; 8:00am-9:30am
Red: Mon-Fri; 8:30am-9:30am
White: Mon-Thu; 9:00am-9:45am (3 sessions, see below)
*Subject to change due to enrollment at various levels*
Swim Level Descriptions
SENIOR: This is our senior competitive team for swimmers eager to complete challenging practice sets while continuing to improve stroke technique. Swimmers in this group are expected to complete the IMX events during the season and to compete in both league meets and open meets. This group is also working toward achieving LSC championship times, zone times, and national meets.
BLUE: This is our junior competitive team. This group is eager to complete challenging practice sets while continuing to improve stroke technique. This group is expected to compete the IMX events during the season and to compete in both league meets and open meets. This group is also working towards achieving LSC championship times and zone times.
RED: This group of swimmers are continuing stroke development in all 4 strokes in a more structured practice setting with the goal for everyone in this group to complete the IM ready list of events (100 free, 50 fly, 50 breast, 100 IM). These swimmers participate in league meets and some open meets and are able to complete sets of 50's during practice.
WHITE: Novice swimmers who are able to swim at least one length of freestyle and backstroke unassisted. This group will focus on learning the basics of all four strokes. This group will be introduced to competitive swimming with our in house fun meets and our league meets.
Required USA Swimming Registration $86.00- This is a separate, one time, registration through the Recreation Department that all participants must have unless they were registered with EAST from 9/1/21 to 6/24/22 or can provide proof that they are currently registered with USA Swimming.
**All swimmers will be required to purchase their own equipment (goggles, snorkel, etc.). Fins will be provided for the Red and White group only.**
Parent Code of Conduct
The EAST Board is a volunteer- based organization that supports recreational and competitive swim opportunities. The primary responsibility is to support a safe, enjoyable enviornment in which the children can develop swimming and physical fitness skill, as well as experience in a positive manner the emotional and social benefits of a team.
Fulfill your volunteer obligation willingly; knowing that the effort you put in will directly impact your child's experience. Always keep in mind that EAST is a recreational program emphasizing skills and having fun. Competition is a natural part of this sport, but do not make winning the primary goal for you or your child.
Support your child and team positively; cheer for your child and team, not against the opposing swimmers.
Always show respect for all players, coaches, officials and other fans. Allow for the fact that anyone can make a mistake. Set positive examples for our children with your behavior.
Follow the regulations set forth by the school district for use of its facilities. All school property is smoke, alcohol, and drug free. Pets are not allowed.
You, the parents, run all swim activities. Your cooperation and assistance is necessary and appreciated. All team families share the responsibility for work evenly.
The Coach is the Coach! Swmmers must relate to the coach. The coach will provide the technical direction and supportive, constructive criticism. When parents offer directions to swimmers about the best way to swim, the swimmer can easily become confused. For the triad (swimmer, coach, parent) to work effectively, parents need to supply support, love, and encouragement, and leave the coaching to the coach.
All parents of the club must continue to protect and improve the excellent reputation of the club.
It is the parents' responibility to report any medical, emotional, psychological, or developmental information at registration, or when a condition occurs or worsens. The Director of Recreation will work with the swimmer, understanding that not all conditions are manageable.